How to set Netscape enviroment on Samba home drive ?

Roeland M.J. Meyer rmeyer at
Tue Feb 10 18:35:33 GMT 1998

At 19:37 10-02-98 +1100, Tomek Jarosinski wrote:
>We are using samba-1.9.18p2 on unix boxes (Linux,Sun,AIX) for connection
>with our NT 4.0 clients.On NT client are only two users - root and
>student with mandatory profile.
>Student is a standard user and in his autostart folder is a small qbasic
>programm. So after NT Login there is another SAMBA login where student
>will be asked for his unix username and password and then connected with
>winapps, public and his home. It is possible to configure different
>windows application in such way that all preferences etc are saved on
>H:\- unix home connected with samba. On unix side we are using Netscape
>for our email.
>Does anybody know if it is possible to configure Netscape in such a way
>ALL netscape preferences and options (most important is email address)
>will be saved on samba home ?

We did this by mounting users home directory on "U:\" and refering all
profile stuff to there. It's an old trick from WfW/PCDOS daze. Using this
drive as a constant, then when a user log in, and their home gets
auto-mounted on U:\, then Netscape goes to U:\ and gets proper preferences.
Also, we have a global share, for profiles, mounted on the drive constant
"P:\". Yes, I know that this is a massive kludge and is not as robust as we
would like it to be.
Roeland M.J. Meyer, ISOC (InterNIC RM993)
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